San Francisco Giants: A Month By Month Analysis of the 2017 Schedule

By Daniel Sperry
Mar 25, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals second baseman Omar Infante (14) hits a double off of San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) during the fifth inning at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 25, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals second baseman Omar Infante (14) hits a double off of San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) during the fifth inning at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 10, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) looks on against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. The Giants won 11-3. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /

April Schedule Breakdown:

Significant Home-stand: April 24th-30th; four games vs. Dodgers, three vs. Padres

Significant Road-trip: Opening day/week: April 2nd-9th, three games at DiamondBacks, three games at Padres

Most Intriguing Matchup: I actually have two for this, one sentimental, the other is pure rivalry (take a guess at who). The first is the Kansas City Royals. The Royals ability to compete next year is frankly a big question mark. The most intriguing thing about his matchup is that it’s inter-league play, and the Royals only appear on the schedule once every three seasons. It’s also fun because it’s the first matchup since the 2014 World Series, which will be fresh on the minds of both sets of players come April. It will be even more so if Madison Bumgarner pitches in KC (Technically he would start if he was the 1 starter in the rotation, on the last game in KC). It’s only a two game set, short and sweet in the midwest before they go back to SF, but the Royals will be in town in June for the other two games of this inter-league matchup

Of course the series against the Dodgers in the final home-stand of the month will be significant. The first matchup with the Dodgers of the season, and it will be quite entertaining. Any-time the Dodgers come to town, that date on the calendar is circled, no matter how bad either team is.

Overall, the month of April is a nice jump into the season. A whole lot of divisional play, and worst road-trip travel wise is going to Colorado and Kansas City. Not bad at all.

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